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What in the normal dose of cardicor after heart valve replacement

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What in the normal dose of cardicor after heart valve replacement operation
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 2 years ago.
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It caries from person to person, target is to keep the heart rate around 50-60 at rest and around 90/min during exercise.

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Starting dose can vary from 1.25mg twice daily to 2.5mg twice daily.

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It can be used once daily if salts like bisoprolol fumate are used.

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starting dose of 2.5mg once daily.

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So it all depends on the heart rate at which the medicine is initiated.

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Customer: I was prescribed 5mg after my operation 2 years ago but it did not agree with me then so I got it changed to 2.5 .I am feeling tired a lot now so I thought of going back to 5mg
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What is your heart rate at rest ?

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If it is less than 60 per minute then you should continue same 2.5mg

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rather than 5 mg

Customer: Don't know
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You can simply check your pulse rate from wrist, there are apps on Iphone and other smart phones which can measure pulse rate.

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you can also buy a BP apparatus with pulse rate monitoring ability

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it is not wise to change the dose from 2.5mg to 5mg if you already have tiredness symptoms and you do not know your pulse rate.

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I hope answer is helping ? let me know if you have questions.

Customer: Thank your .That's fine
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